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Circus Returns to Bridge View Center

Ottumwa, IA: Bridge View Center is proud to announce the return of Circus Pages Circus on Sunday, May 7th for two shows at 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM.   Circus Pages, produced by Jose Pages…
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FAMM Hails Passage of Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill

The Iowa House early this morning unanimously approved SF 445 after adding important sentencing reform provisions that FAMM and other advocates have promoted. The bill now moves to the Senate, where it is expected to…
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2 on Aircraft Walk Away After it Plunges Back to Ground

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say two men walked away after their aircraft plunged more than 500 feet before crashing near an airport in south-central Iowa. The crash was reported about 1:45 p.m. Monday near…
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Branstad Signs Laws Restricting Distracted Driving in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has signed into law enhanced penalties involving the use of cellphones while driving. Branstad signed the bills Monday surrounded by law enforcement. Both pieces of legislation take…
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Suspect in Iowa Slaying Picked Up Near Canadian Border

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say customs officials near the Canadian border have taken into custody a man suspected of fatally shooting his girlfriend in a suburb of Des Moines. The man was picked up…
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Iowa State Senator Back at Capitol After Brief Hospital Trip

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state senator is back at the Iowa Capitol after a brief illness that resulted in him being taken by ambulance to a Des Moines hospital. Sen. Rich Taylor, a…
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3 Men Arrested in Southeast Iowa Counterfeiting Case

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in southeast Iowa have arrested three men suspected of passing counterfeit $100 bills. The Hawk Eye reports (http://bit.ly/2nTK2HI ) that two of the men were arrested Saturday morning at a…
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Iowa Lawmakers Consider Making Most 911 Calls Confidential

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A fast-moving Iowa bill would eliminate the public's right to access 911 calls involving emergencies in which people are injured, sealing key information about public safety. The House has approved…
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Des Moines Zoo Tiger Dies of Lymphoma

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A tiger at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines has died of cancer. The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/2nkcQK2 ) that the 6-year-old Siberian tiger named Max died March…
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Iowa GOP Lawmakers Drop 'Fetal Heartbeat' Abortion Bill

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Republican lawmakers have dropped plans for what would have been among the nation's toughest abortion restrictions, retreating only a day after the proposal was announced. House GOP lawmakers announced…
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